13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien), and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo attractions planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

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You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

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Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Aswan to Hurghada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. December in Hurghada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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